Purchasing Manager Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of purchasing managers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare purchasing manager salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Purchasing Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) purchasing managers is $181,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $109,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid purchasing managers is $66,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of purchasing managers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-3.63% 9.79%
-3.17% -
5.97% -
4.76% -
5.79% -
- -

Compare Purchasing Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 17 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for purchasing manager occupations is the highway, street, and bridge construction industry with an annual salary $127,040. The lowest paying industry is the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry (annual salary $77,520). For detailed purchasing manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Nonresidential Building Construction
Construction of Buildings
Other Building Equipment Contractors
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Building Finishing Contractors
Residential Building Construction
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
Utility System Construction
Building Equipment Contractors
Specialty Trade Contractors
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Land Subdivision
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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